Prime Day 2018 Homeschool Deals

It’s that time of year again! Prime Day deals are BACK! Raise your hand if you love Amazon. Okay, don’t raise your hand since I can’t actually see you. There are tons of deals but it can be hard to find what you’re wanting since there is so much to sift through. Here are some tips for navigating the sale and some suggestions for what to look for as a homeschooler. The sale starts July 16, 2018 at 3pm Eastern and will run through the 17th.

Deals So Good I Feel Like I’m Stealing

Do you ever get such a good deal on something that you feel like you’re stealing?? I used to feel like that a lot during my couponing days. Maybe it’s just me. But I made out like a bandit with the Build Your Bundle sale this year! I have never shopped it before and was overwhelmed by my choices at first, but I followed the procedure I laid out in my post last week about it and it made my decision so much easier! I want to detail what I ended up doing and what products I am most looking

Gifts for Homeschoolers – Need Ideas?

Looking for some gift ideas for the homeschoolers in your life? Or maybe you homeschool and want to get gifts for your kids that they’ll love but will encourage lifelong learning or cater to their extracurricular preferences. I’ve curated 30 ideas for homeschool families with pre-K to middle school age children. These include gifts related to science, math, reading, social studies, art and music (so basically any subject you teach, lol). This article originally appeared on my old blog, Townsley Times. If you came here looking for this particular article but thought you were going to a different site, never

Minimalist(ish) Stocking Stuffers

If you know me personally, you know I struggle with holidays and giving and receiving. Last year I was very outspoken against participating in Christmas, much to hubby’s chagrin, so we have compromised this year and will do a few things at his request. One of those things is to do stockings again. As a minimalist at heart (but not so much in practice – it’s a goal I’m always working toward), I came up with some ideas for stocking stuffers that will be enjoyed by the kids but not be a bunch of little China cheapies that will get

Kids Aren’t Expensive – It’s Your Lifestyle

I always hear how expensive kids supposedly are. We have four now, and each baby does add to the overall cost of living for the household, but the assertion that more kids shouldn’t be had due to their cost is a sad reflection of the materialism of society. To put it another way, if your main concern in life is to travel, dine at upscale restaurants, and wear fancy threads, I can see how you might think kids are expensive. You have kids and change nothing and keep doing what you’ve always done. But that’s not how it works! You

Grocery Pickup! (Mommin’ Made Simple)

Do you enjoy taking your kids to the grocery store with you? If yes, this post isn’t for you. Ha! If no…do you waste time reprimanding them for goofing off or being totally distracting? Do you wander the aisles, forgetting what you came for and adding a bunch of unplanned-for junk to your cart? Does every trip leave you exhausted and pulling your hair out? Kids need to learn, of course, but there are many opportunities for this; the grocery store doesn’t necessarily have to be the place for it. And even with a list, things are overlooked and impulse

A Quick Start Guide to Meal Planning

Meal planning has become a must for me! It takes about two hours each week for me to plan a menu for each day, make my grocery list AND place an online order for grocery pickup. That two hours keeps me on budget and ensures that I always have healthy meals planned out for my family. Creating a meal plan each week has also helped me to lose weight by not running to a drive thru or grabbing junk food and calling it lunch! My kids are better off when eating real food and seeing their mama modeling the household